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CU RElief Fund

Dedicated to supporting CUHK members who are adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

About CU RElief Fund

In 2020, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has established the CU RElief Fund (CURE Fund) to provide assistance and support to CUHK members who are adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The CURE Fund aims to (a) ease the financial hardship of CUHK members in need; (b) enhance the resilience of CUHK members; and (c) rally mutual support and group efforts within the CUHK community to overcome current and future challenges. Within a couple of months, the CURE Fund has created more than 300 employment and internship opportunities for CUHK graduates.

The University calls for continuous support from the Council members, college trustees/overseers, staff members, alumni and friends of CUHK in joining hands with us for this charitable cause. 

The main relief measures are:

  1. Summer Work-Study Scheme for Students
  2. Summer Internship Opportunities
  3. Short-term Working Experience for Graduating Class and Alumni
  4. Career Opportunities for 2020 and 2021 graduates
  5. Interest-free Emergency Loan for Staff in Junior Posts

 

1) Summer Work-Study Scheme for Students

The scheme provides on-campus internship opportunities for CUHK full-time undergraduate students who have a demonstrated need for financial assistance due to the adverse effect of COVID-19, with the objectives to alleviate their financial burden and grant them workplace experience. Interested students are required to submit their application and supporting documents online. Successful applicants will receive further details from respective colleges/departments.

Beneficiaries:  Current CUHK registered full-time undergraduate students who have a demonstrable need for financial assistance due to the adverse effect of COVID-19
Major duties:        To provide clercial assistance to various colleges/departments 
Remuneration:       HK$60 per hour, up to HK$12,000 during summer 2021
Application:          Closed for 2021

 

2) Summer Internship Opportunities

The CURE Fund Management Comittee collaborates with various organizations in bringing different Summer Internship Opportunities supported by CURE Fund. The 8-week full-time summer internship provides student opportunities to gain work experience in response to recent economic recession. 

Beneficiaries:  Current CUHK registered full-time undergraduate students who have a demonstrable need for financial assistance due to the adverse effect of COVID-19
Remuneration:       Students would receive allowance of HK$8,000 for the internship
Application:     https://cpdc.osa.cuhk.edu.hk/student/CURE

 

3) Short-term Working Experience for Graduating Class and Alumni

The scheme provides short-term on-campus job opportunities for graduating students of the class of 2021 and alumni of the class of 2020 to gain working experience, in response to the recent economic recession and the rising unemployment rate. The CURE Fund Management Committee is also in discussion with various organizations for offering short-term job opportunities. 

Beneficiaries:  Graduating students of the class of 2021 and alumni of the class of 2020
Major duties:        To provide administrative assistance to various colleges/departments on a wide array of projects and activities
Remuneration:       HK$12,000 per month
Application:          Closed for 2021

 

4) Career opportunities for 2020 and 2021 graduates

CURE Fund Management Committee has solicited the support from various organizations to offer career opportunities for our young graduates.

Beneficiaries:  Graduating students of the class of 2021 and alumni of the class of 2020
Application:     https://cpdc.osa.cuhk.edu.hk/student/CURG





The University welcomes corporations to offer short-term or long-term job opportunities for our alumni. For details please contact Career Planning and Development Centre via 3943-7202 or cpdc@cuhk.edu.hk for discussion.

 

5) Interest-free Emergency Loan for Staff in Junior Posts

The scheme provides interest-free emergency loan for full-time staff members (on Terms of Service (C) and equivalent terms) to ease their financial difficulties.

Beneficiaries:  CUHK full-time staff (on Terms of Service (C) and equivalent terms)
Application:          Guidelines and application form to be distributed through internal mail

 

Ways to support

Donation in support of the CURE Fund can be made by one of the following methods.  You can also contribute to the Fund by returning the donation form. 

Enquiries

General Enquiries

Tel.: (852) 3943-1931
E-mail: curefund@cuhk.edu.hk

Summer Work-Study Scheme for Students

Tel.: (852) 3943-1716 / (852) 3943-5271
E-mail: sfas@cuhk.edu.hk